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 |  Jul 25 2013, 11:00 AM

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Acura just released a lone photo of its upcoming NSX supercar, announcing it will drive a lap at Mid-Ohio prior to the Indy 200 race.

The car will appear on August 4 and you will be able to watch it live at 3 p.m. EST on NBC. As with the old car, Acura is targeting Ferrari-level performance without the price tag. Acura hasn’t made an official announcement, but the car is expected to use a mid-mounted hybrid V6 engine to power the rear wheels, while individual electric motors will add torque to the front wheels for more power and unique all-wheel drive driving dynamics.

SEE ALSO: Acura NSX an Affordable Ferrari Fighter: Chief Engineer

Don’t be surprised when the car is priced well into six-figure territory. “Affordable” compared to a Ferrari or Lamborghini is still several years’ wage in most households. But if you feel so inclined, the automaker expects to start selling the car in 2015.

GALLERY: Acura NSX Concept

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  • milehisnk

    Acura targeted Ferrari level performance at Corvette prices in 1989 too…Too bad they mixed it up so bad they got Mustang level performance at Ferrari level prices. Whoops. Who else sees a repeat of that? I do, for one.

  • Cambo

    Mustang level performance? Maybe in a straight line but that’s about it…

  • Alfie

    Are you insane? The original NSX might not have been a powerhouse in a straight line, but on a track or a twisty road it could hand with the world’s finest. You sir… are an IDIOT!

  • milehisnk

    I’m guessing you’ve never actually driven one. Did they handle well? Yes. But no better than a Miata. In fact, just a different set of tires and you could turn faster lap times in a Miata. The NSX was an awful unsorted car for the first decade of production. Underwhelming power, evil snap oversteer, and given the price, so-so brakes. Sorry, I’m thinking you aren’t qualified to judge the cars you’re talking about. The NSX was made to try to cull buyers away from the Corvette (and a couple years later, the Viper) by giving someone a car that looks like it could be an Italian supercar, but with an upgraded family sedan V6 engine.

  • Alfie

    Do you hear yourself? No better than a Miata? A Miata is a spectacular handling car. Your ignorance astounds me.

  • Bo

    What astounds me is how you seem to be contradicting yourself.

  • Alfie

    Who me? Because I said the NSX handles awesome?

  • 1930s_all_over_again

    The NSX was, like a Super Miata, about fun, handling and quality above all with Japanese innovation…the criticism I see and hear is often from people who wouldn’t like a “Japanese” car even if you put NSX badges on a Mustang or Corvette. The RX7 and the rotary engine were great for what they were but you still hear people say the rotary was unreliable or whatever…even though it was banned after it won Le Mans…

    “When it debuted, the NSX stood out more than just for its innovation. In the early ’90s, most high-performance exotics suffered from poor visibility, awful ergonomics and very high running costs. The NSX demonstrated that high performance and a comfortable driving experience weren’t mutually exclusive after all. Like it or not, the NSX was about as easy to drive as an Integra and just about as reliable.

    Less defensible is that the car simply went on too long without a major redesign while the price crept up, the latter due more to exchange rates than any greed on Acura’s part. By the time the new millennium hit, redesigned (and less expensive) competitors outclassed it in terms of performance and value by a significant margin.

    Highlights of driving a used NSX include an easy-to-drive nature, excellent forward visibility, its sweet-sounding V6 and a very smooth shifter. The major downsides to the car are limited practicality and mediocre outright performance for an exotic. Finding an unmolested NSX might also be hard, as many cars have been modified with aftermarket parts over the years.”